Under the patronage of HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy Presiden
t of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and Honourary President of KHK MMA, BRAVE 21 took place on Friday in Jeddah. Organised by Bahrain Brave Federation, the event held at King Abdullah Sports City’s hall, featuring 20 players representing 11 countries, including KHM MMA fighter Hamza “Bahrain Pride” Al Kooheji.
The event witnessed huge turnout from MMA Saudi enthusiasts. On this occasion, HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, who attended the event, hailed the historical relationships tying Saudi and Bahrain, stating that the relationship among both countries is characterised by unanimity thanks to the support of HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and his brother King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the King of Saudi Arabia.
Moreover, HH Shaikh Khalid pointed out to the special position Saudi Arabia occupies among the Bahraini leadership, government and people. Furthermore, HH Shaikh Khalid stressed that Saudi has a leading role in the region, which has contributed to pushing the collaboration among GCC states towards new horizons and spreading peace. He described Saudi as the beating heart and the safety valve of the Islamic and Arab worlds.
HH Shaikh Khalid considered that the BRAVE 21 in Jeddah was a great success, confirming his vision to spread this sport in all over the world. “The development of sports in Bahrain is thanks to HM the King’s support, which has led to achieving many major successes at the international level. This was made possible also thanks to the constant follow-up of HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of Bahrain Olympic Committee. This has been clear in 2018, which was declared as the Year of Gold, in which Bahrain has won 400 medals, including more than 160 gold medals,” HH Shaikh Khalid said.
Lastly, HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa congratulated the winners in BRAVE 21.